August 2 is the deadline. On or before that date the US will either have a budget deal or go bankrupt, defaulting on its debt for the first time in history. With $4 to 5 TRILLION dollars to take out of its budget, foreign aid is not likely to remain. The House threat is empty, the US Senate threat is empty. Aid will end either way, with or without a statehood bid. THAT IS COLD HARD REALITY!
Bennett, Deri expected to resign from Knesset, remain in cabinet under new 'Norwegian Law’ (Haaretz)